Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced an error in it’s report of 26 cases on Friday, April 3.
The center late last night took to it’s twitter handle to announce 20 new cases in addition to six cases earlier announced.
The center said there are 25 new cases for yesterday not 26 as the 26th case initially announced was a repeat result of a previously confirmed case.
“On 3rd of April 2020, we reported 26 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. An error has been discovered in this report as follows: There were 25 new cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. The 26th case was a repeat result of a previously confirmed case and NOT a new case.
“Of the 25 new cases reported, 1 case was inadvertently reported from Osun state. This case was from OYO STATE.”
The correct breakdown is as follows: Lagos- 11, Osun- 6, FCT- 3, Edo- 3, Ondo- 1, Oyo- 1.
There are therefore 209 confirmed cases with 25 discharged and 4 deaths.
The breakdown by states is: Lagos- 109, FCT- 41, Osun- 20, Oyo- 9, Akwa Ibom- 5, Ogun- 4, Edo- 7, Kaduna- 4, Bauchi- 3, Enugu- 2, Ekiti- 2, Rivers-1, Benue- 1, Ondo- 1
The center, therefore, apologised for the error in it’s announcement noting it remains committed to ensuring transparency.
“We regret the error in our announcement of new #COVID19 cases in Nigeria yesterday.
“The NCDC remains committed to ensuring transparency and accurate reporting of infectious disease cases in Nigeria.”